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Question: COUGH AFTER MEALS


 MANAZER - Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:51 am

I am writing this on behalf of my son who is 5 years old.

Since two months, he is suffering from cough which we noticed after he takes certain meals. The cough is like wheezing and continous dry cough. We saw the doctor and were prescribed medicine for Asthama and antibiotics. However, after the course of treatment the cough again developed. We gave him nebulizer (pulmicort, combivent) and cough get controlled after that. After some time again cough develops. He also informed us pain on his upper stomack parts. We have noticed his coughing after certain meals also, like yogurt, chocolate, packet noodles, breads etc. Because of this he is not able to go to school. Some times he also vomits. Again if he start a physical play, in the middle he come back with cough.

What type of decease is this? Is there any treatment for this? our doctor advised to see a chest specialist. We have done a complete food allergy test for allmost all foods and no allergy was reported in the test. One Ayurvedic doctor told us that the problem is not of respiratory system but of digestive system. We are very confused what kind of medicines to be given to him.

Please advise.

Best regards,

Manazer
 JenevaRN - Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:20 am

You may want to consider getting him evaluated for issues with swallowing certain textured foods. This can be related to a physical issue or an aversion to certain textures. Either way, it's a good idea to rule out any problems that may cause him to aspirate on his food due to coughing or vomiting, because that can lead to a whole new set of problems. You GP should be albe to refer you to someone to perform these tests.
 MANAZER - Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:52 pm

Dear Doctor,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Our GP feels that he has less immunity power and prescribed zaditine for three months. For the last two weeks he is on Zaditine treatment. However, the cough as usual happens every day. Due to this he looks very tired. When he sleeps, we can notice on his neck as if a vien is pulsing fast.

The cough, when it comes we usually give nebulizer and get controlled temporarily. After some time he get infections also. In a month some times he takes two times antibiotic treatment for infections.

We are now very much confused what type of treatment is to be given to him as different doctors says different opinion and the result is cough with wheezing (only inhale not exhale) still persistent.

Kindly advice,

A.nazer
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